Bookmark give children the reading skills and confidence they need for a fair chance in life through their flexible volunteer-led programme and the delivery of reading resources.

As of November 2022, we have donated £100,000 to Bookmark. Currently, more than one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. This donation will help fund the delivery of Bookmark’s one to one reading programmes for more than 400 primary school children, an edition of Bookmark’s Story Corner magazine for more than 50,000 children to take home during the holidays, and set up reading spaces filled with high quality books and reading materials across 20 schools in Leicester.

Barratt employees across the organisation will be volunteering with Bookmark to deliver these initiatives, making a direct impact on children’s literacy in their local communities.